overdog

[ oh-ver-dawg, -dog ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg /

noun Informal.

a person who is dominant, in command, or has a significant advantage.

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Origin of overdog

First recorded in 1905–10; over- + dog, modeled on underdog
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